The Life Skills Framework is a tool for portioning the gradual empowerment of disadvantaged pupils.
Even when disadvantaged pupils achieve in academic subjects in school too often they fail to make the most of the opportunities available to them.
The framework ensures the acquisition of a breadth of skills that are critical for overcoming class barriers and addressing the issues of social mobility.
Without the skills and experiences contained within the framework, pupils with limited economic and cultural capital struggle to compete with well-resourced peers.
The Life Skills Framework promotes development in:
- Social literacy including social and emotional skills and personal behaviour
- Economic literacy including budgeting and career aspiration
- Cultural experience including the arts, participation in sports and community and wider social experience
- Linguistic skills including participation, self-expression and command of Standard English